Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Section (of an act):‘the change is effected by the bringing into effect of s 130 of the Companies Act 1989’
3Shilling(s):‘a room cost a guinea a night with a 2s 6d supplement for hot bathwater’
6(in genealogies) son(s):‘m 1991; one s one d’
Denoting electrons and orbitals possessing zero angular momentum and total symmetry:‘s-electrons’
(in mathematical formulae) distance.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.